Accountability in the Broader Public Sector
The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) contains rules and accountability standards for designated broader public sector organizations on expenses, perquisites, and the procurement of goods and services. It also prohibits designated organizations from paying for a consultant lobbyist with public funds, and contains specific requirements for hospitals and Local Health Integration Networks, such as reporting on the use of consultants.
BPS Procurement Directive
Sets out rules for designated broader public sector organizations on the purchase of goods and services using public funds.
More information on this directive, along with helpful background materials, is available through the Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Secretariat
at the Ministry of Finance.
BPS Expenses Directive
Requires designated broader public sector organizations to establish expense rules where expenses are reimbursed from public funds.
BPS Perquisites Directive
Requires broader public sector organizations to establish rules on perquisites where these are provided through public funds.
Other requirements of the BPSAA
The BPSAA also contains:
- A ban on the use of public funds to hire consultant lobbyists. More information on this, and information on the Lobbyists Registration Act, can be found through the Office of the Integrity Commissioner
- Requirements which are specific to hospitals and Local Health Integration Networks. More information on these requirements can be found through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.